Want to do computer science but school doesn't offer it - any options?Watch this thread
I've done Python in my own time and have attended some courses outside of school such as the ones at the Metropolitan University. My question is, where can I find study materials and where can I take the exam for computer science? What languages should I be able to program in for the exam, etc??
Thank you very much - this is my first post here so sorry if I'm doing something wrong ^_^
P.S On a side note, one of my teachers told me that iGCSES are going to stick with the old F-A* marking system - is this true?
I am sure that you are capable of getting great grades in the written assessments no matter what exam board you want to do, and if you can find a place to do the CA you should go for it if you think you will be able to manage the workload. For the first CA we did, we had to self teach ourselves a bit of Java Script and HTML to do some tasks and for the second, it was in a language of your choice (I used Python) and you basically had to do more tasks. In our actual written exam, we only need to know pseudo code (not sure if it's the same with other boards.)
Computer science is a fun course if you are interested in the subject. However, you should also note that if you want to do computing in the future, you don't need to take it at GCSE or A-level, most universities ask for strong maths grades for computing as they are aware not all schools offer the subject.
Good luck with whatever you do